Queen Creek

Convenience of the City, Comfort of the Country

Queen Creek is one of the best-kept secrets in Arizona. Exceptional climate (with 330 days of sunshine annually), natural recreational riches and a relaxed, rural lifestyle combine to fulfill the dreams and visions of those who relocate to one of America’s best small towns.

Queen Creek’s approximately 44,700 residents enjoy the benefits of small-town living close to a metropolitan area: low crime rates, easy commuting to and from metro Phoenix, excellent air quality and a variety of recreational activities, all elements of a low-stress lifestyle.

Queen Creek is a family place, where the residents take pride in independence. It’s a “first name” community, where a person behind the counter isn’t an uncaring stranger, but someone who will know you by name.

Back to Nature 
If you enjoy the great outdoors, Queen Creek is the place for you. You can ride a horse or hike into the mountains and across trails into the countryside. The Horseshoe Park & Equestrian Centre provides opportunities for events of both the English and Western persuasion, ranging from jumping competitions to roping, team penning, barrel racing and cutting contests.

If a more relaxing time is your idea of fun, you can sit on the patio and view the San Tan and Goldmine Mountains to the south, and the Superstition Mountains to the northeast.

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Play Ball 
Founders Park, Desert Mountain Park, the Community Center and local schools offer ball fields, tennis, basketball, and volleyball courts. Four 18-hole golf courses are also available within the Queen Creek area.

Shop the QC 
Queen Creek offers a variety of shopping options including retail and dining options at Queen Creek Marketplace, the Cornerstone at Queen Creek, Power Marketplace and Queen Creek Village. One of Arizona’s newest shopping malls, San Tan Village, is just 15 minutes to the north.

High tech Industry
Access to both rail and Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport, as well as large tracts of affordable land, have brought the Queen Creek area to the attention of industry. Both TRW and Arch Chemicals are located nearby.

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Unbeatable Location 
Queen Creek, in the southeast corner of Maricopa County, Arizona is within 10 minutes of Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport  and 45 minutes of Sky Harbor International Airport. This small town is an oasis in the East Valley of the Phoenix metropolitan area.

The Queen Creek Economic Development Department is pleased to provide various sources of data and analytical reports for your business location or expansion decision-making process. The Town is located in the Greater Phoenix East Valley.  Queen Creek has a number of attributes that make it an especially attractive place to do business, including: 

  • Queen Creek is growing, with a current population of 35,600, and a projected population expected to nearly double by 2050 (Source:  ADOA-EPS population projects).
  • A vibrant economy with the third highest median income in Maricopa County at $89,824 (Source: ESRI).
  • A well-educated population with 80% of persons over age 25 having some college or an advanced degree (Source:  U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey, latest 5 year estimates).
  • A youthful population with a median age of 30.3 years old, the youngest median age in the East Valley (Source:  U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey, latest 5 year estimates).
  • A family-oriented community with an average household size of 3.48 (Source:  U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey, latest 5 year estimates).

The Town of Queen Creek is served by six public school districts as well as several private and charter schools. Many institutions of higher learning and workforce development are located nearby, including the Communiversity at Queen Creek located within the Town.

Primary and Secondary Education

Higher Education

2013 American Community Survey Educational Attainment Demographics

Less than 9th Grade 134 0.9
9th to 12th Grade, no diploma 328 2.2
High School Graduate (includes equivalency) 2,553 17.1
Some college, no degree 4,673 31.3
Associates Degree 1,732 11.6
Bachelor’s Degree 3,896 26.1
Graduate or Professional Degree 1,597 10.7
Population 25 Years and Over 14,928 100.0
High School Graduate or Higher 96.8
Bachelor’s Degree or Higher 36.9

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